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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hov·el /ˈhʌvəl, ˈhɑ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hov·el n.
 1. An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
 2. A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
 3. Porcelain Manuf. A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hov·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoveled or Hovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoveling or Hovelling.] To put in a hovel; to shelter.
    To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlon.   --Shak.
    The poor are hoveled and hustled together.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hut, hutch,
           shack, shanty]
      [also: hovelling, hovelled]